The terrors of the year two thousand
First published by the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, in 1949 and reissued in 1984 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of its author
The following excerpt is from the Preface to the re-issued edition:
St. Michael's honours the memory of its most distinguished professor of philosophy who lectured in its classrooms almost annually from 1929 to 1972, and who was the founder and life-time director of its Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Gilson died in Auxerre in Burgundy, France, on 19 September 1978. PIMS mounts a yearly Etienne Gilson Lecture Series. to carry on his exemplary tradition of teaching.
Professor Gilson, an exemplary Catholic, possibly the most renowned medievalist of his day, influenced hundreds of graduate students, many of whom teach philosophy today in the universities and colleges of the United States and Canada. His thrilling lectures were filled to overflowing. A list of his publications contains over twelve hundred articles and full-length books. Gilson’s bibliography of publication contains over 1200 items.
Gilson’s work enjoyed renewed interest on the cusp of the millennium. Portions of this work were reprinted in-- Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture,Volume 3:1,Winter 2000. The editor remarked that “Etienne Gilson, immersed in the religious, intellectual, and political turmoil of this century in 1948, understood brilliantly what was at stake during the century now ending and offered a prescient account of what was in store in the years approaching the start of the third Christian millennium.” And goes on to conclude that “Terrors of the Year Two Thousand, brings into focus the challenges that Christianity must face if it is to overcome the nihilism represented on many fronts in our time, and ends with a reminder of the Christian source of salvation.”
USMC copy fine binding by Glenn Bartley, 2009. Full leather design binding with protective box. Bound in full Harmatan goatskin with onlays of blue goatskin. Doublures of blue goatskin. Flyleaves of grey suede and Khadi Indian h/m paper. All edges gilt. Gold, palladium and blind tooling to cover and doublures. Lettered in gold. Protective box of grey buckram with felt linings, lettered in gold to recessed panel on spine
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